Rolling Hills Park in Fullerton definitely lives up to its name – there are plenty of hills to roll down and run all around. There are park benches and picnic benches scattered throughout the hills which makes it a great place to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon.
AUGUST 2018 NOTE: Just received word from a reader that this park is in the process of undergoing improvements (removal of unsafe playground equipment, community input meetings, and new plans for play equipment and parking). I will keep you updated when I hear work is complete.
Location of Rolling Hills Park in Fullerton: We traveled by way of the 57 Freeway. Exit at Yorba Linda Boulevard and turn towards Cal State Fullerton. Get in the right lane so you are prepared to turn right on State College Blvd. After turning right onto State College Blvd, get into the left lane for the left turn onto Rolling Hills Drive (past Bastanchury). Turn left onto Maple Avenue or Sequoia Avenue to find parking near the park. Address: 1515 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton. MAP TO ROLLING HILLS PARK IN FULLERTON
- Fun plastic and wooden combination play structure that encourages climbing and exploring.
- Bumpy slide! This park has a bumpy slide just like the one at the Fullerton Sports Complex, which is not too far down the street.
There are some adorable and eclectic back yards viewable through chain link fence from the path that goes up past the playground – more fun for parents to see but definitely worth checking out.
- Even though this is on a main street, there’s a chain link fence to prevent the kids from getting mixed up in traffic.
- 2 bench swings
- No parking lot – there is some street parking available on Bastanchury, as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods. I tend to park off of Maple Avenue, which can be reached from Rolling Hills Drive, up one block from Bastanchury via Brea or State College. This feels safer to me than loading and unloading little kids on a busy street.
- No restrooms. Technically there is a port-a-potty – and my husband was brave enough to take a look at it and said that it should be avoided at all costs. The nearest restrooms would be in the strip mall at Bastanchury and Brea.
- No baby swings
- Parking on the street (see notes above)
- Bark play surface
- Portable toilet, but we recommend holding it until you get home
- Plenty of park benches and picnic tables
- Shade from trees for picnics
- Official City of Fullerton website for Rolling Hills Park
Photo credit: Lisa Lasater, North County Volunteer Park Reporter
Originally posted in March 2011.